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ImageCon 2020: All About Visual Storytelling in E-Commerce

Cloudinary’s annual conference this year, ImageCon 2020, was held online between July 27-30 with more than 18 sessions on a parade of topics that relate to visual storytelling. They focused on the strategies, tools, and best practices on how to leverage rich media, particularly images and videos, to boost user experience, revenue, and brand perception.

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MythBusters, Part 1: “Automated UI Tests Are Unstable”

Even though most people agree that testing software UI is important, many believe that automated tests are slow and unstable. Consequently, many technology companies prefer manual testing. I'll convince you otherwise in this post: even though automating UI tests and ensuring that they are fast and reliable is tough to accomplish, it’s definitely doable.

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Automating File Upload and Sharing

As computer users, we constantly upload files, transferring them from one system to another over a network. You can perform uploads on a terminal, such as through the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) or Secure Copy Protocol (SCP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, or web browsers. Generally, you upload files to move data to a server or a managed service like cloud storage, but you can also send files between distributed clients.

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Modern DAM for Powerful Workflow Efficiencies

Managing digital assets, mostly images and videos, is a challenge for many organizations. Digital is here to stay; content will remain and multiply; and the best DAM systems will win the day. With no DAM setup, you’d be manually tracking, tracing, logging, and accessing digital content in your business—laborious, error-prone chores that swell in complexity over time. After all, content unifies and scales businesses.

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User-Generated Content, Part 1: The Basics

User-generated content (UGC), aka user-created content (UCC), is material—images, videos, audio, text—that is posted by online audiences at will, often on social media. Such content frequently and indirectly promotes products and services for the organizations concerned, lending more credibility than conventional advertisements.

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Add Cloudinary Directly into Android Download Adapters

Adding code to display an image in your application is one of the most common tasks for almost every application developer. However, when it comes to Android applications, there is no inbuilt support for any image related tasks, which could be a potential pain when Android developers need to handle loading (and reloading) images into the view, handling the caching and memory issues, and supporting simple UI functionality.

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